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Once were warriors: the militarized state in narrating the past

D'Costa, Dorothy (Bina)


Military memoirs often seek to reproduce an authoritative understanding of warfare that delineate important strategies of the frontline. The soldier-narrator invokes a shared sympathy between the different, though connected, worlds of the soldiers and the civilians. This essay proposes that the complex processes of racial and gender identification experienced by the colonized resulted in the production of their own discourses about identity, and examines how colonial categorizations of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: South Asian History and Culture
DOI: 10.1080/19472498.2014.936205


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